Visa Service for Students

Our Visa Service is available to all international students of HU Berlin. Through the Visa Service, you can both apply for and extend your residence permit and receive multilingual support and advice. This way, you can save yourself the trip to the Berlin Foreigners' Registration Office (Berliner Ausländerbehörde).

Doctoral students should contact the International Scholar Services (ISS).

Opening hours winter semester 2018/19
Tuesday 11:00-13:00
Friday 12:30-14:30
Telephone service hour:
Tuesday 13:00-14:00

Application/extension of residence permits

1.   Application for a residence permit

1.1 Extension of a residence permit

1.2 Extension of residence permit for job search

2.   Application for an electronic residence permit (eAT) with or without eID function


enlightened Book an appointment for the mobile registration office in Orbis (Registration, Anmeldung einer Wohnung) for Tues., 11.09., 25.09., 09.10. and 30.10.2018 from 9:30-15:30! Registration via E-Mail: or in person as of 24.09. in Orbis (room 1068, HU main building). ►Information sheet

We advise all of you to use the Visa Service if possible. The current processing time is approx. 3 weeks!

If, however, you are in a hurry or for certain reasons wish to go personally to the Berlin Foreigners' Registration Office, please note that the new service building for students is located at Keplerstraße 2, 10589 Berlin (Charlottenburg).
► Current waiting situation
► Location
Otherwise, book an appointment online for the student residence permit application. Make sure to do this in good time! ► Termin (eAppointment).

We are happy to advise you, give tips and check whether your documents are complete.

More details can be found in the "Guide for International Students" in ► 5.1.3 student residence permit.  

Further information from the Foreigners' Registration Office on residence permits is available under the keywords "Studium und Wissenschaft in Berlin".


Our Visa Service Team:



Visa Service

Unter den Linden 6
Room 1071
(+49 30)
20 93-46 746
Only during opening hours